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    September 25, 2012
    4:55 - 5:30am EDT  

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great shape from parkville up towards towson and no delays over on the west side right now if you arehded -- headed from 795 toward 95. you are looking at an 11 minute ride. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. five minutes away from five. stay at home parents are denied credit card because they don't have their own income. current laws require credit card issue euers to look at applicant's individual income when making lender decisions. they are trying to change that. it's expected to propose a rule in the next coming months to make it easier for those without personal income to qualify for credit card. toys r us hiring 5,000 more holiday workers this year compared to last year. the toy retailer plans to add 45,000 temporary employees nationwide. toys r us says the extra help will be around through the new year and possibly could lead to some full-time employment. here's what we are working oncoming up on good morning
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maryland at five. we will show outefforts one local group is making to get people to the polls and vote against same sex marriage come november. and a tweet that many people are calling disgusting and insensitive. an employee at john hopkins had to say to ravens cory smith and the backlash that followed. those stories and more coming up on good morning maryland at 5.
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thanks for joining us. how would you feel if your school started offering your child the morning after pill? that's what some schools in new york are doing right now to cut down the number of teen pregnancies. the health department approve the decision to provide plan b last yearch the program has expanded to 13 schools. and parents were notified and given the chance to on the out. students seem to have makeed feelings about the whole thing. >> there's no parents that -- if parents don't approve of it and some kid may need it.
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it's pretty tough to have that conversation because you know, there are sons that grow newspaper critics of the program question whether making this same drugs available in schools is going too far. we definitely want to know what you think about this program. head to the facebook fan page and tell us if you think it's good idea. kids love bouncing and flipping on trampolines but doctors are urging parents to keep the kid off them saying they are not safe. even with that netting that they add, now since 2009 there have been more than 98,000 trampoline related injuries. doctors advice you should only use them for sports like gymnastics. and only under adult supervision. the orioles face another game against blue jays tonight. so, how do the birds stand in the al east? good morning maryland at 5 starts right now. >> you're watching the station that works for you now good morning maryland.
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>> they are against same sex marriage but many say the tactics are going too far. the mailers intended to sway your vote some call offensive. security teams have been investigating a bomb threat at a nearby airport. what authorities learned and what had them combing through a parking garage. upon further review, it's not working out. the nfl may be cleaning up the labor dispute i don't know if you saw game. but that is going to be a talker at the office for sure. thanks for joining us. charley is out live at camden yards and we will check in with him. i am megan alongside lawyeren cook look at the road and lynette charles check out the weather. >> reporter: back to the packers game, i missed it. but i woke up this morning checked my facebook news feed and everybody said they were robbed. >> yes. that's what a lot of people are saying. we will get more on that. >> reporter: no good. they need the refs back right?
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>> i think a lot of people are feeling that way. so, we will hear what the coaches and fans and players have to say. in the meantime, everybody is a fan of the weather right now. >> exactly. we are chilly this morning. but a lot of people love this. just like the taste of the fall you can put your boots on and leather coat and go with it. >> your leg warmers. people can't see them but you have them on again. >> yes. we are officially in fall. and we are feeling it. we have the temperature now in owings mills coming in at 49 degrees. and we have the dew point at 45. so we are dealing with that dry air once again this morning. very cold bone dry i might add. 51 in davidsonville. and we are looking at 47 for a dew point in davidsonville right now. going throughout the day the atmosphere will moisten up but not a lot of moisture. we are not dealing with humidity. we have reisterstown temperature at 51 this morning. these temperatures are all below average. we should be at 55 degrees for this time of the year. and we can see the dew point coming in at 46 degrees as of now. so, we see what's going on on maryland's most powerful radar.
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not a whole lot. we have all five sweeps on. this will be the scenario as we go throughout the day. and as we head hour by hour, when you wake up this morning it's going to be chilly and it's going to be cool and at lunchtime it's going to be nice. 72 by then. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. it's really starting to feel like fall. i kind of miss summer. definitely bring the jacket you will need it this morning. but if you are traveling on 95 there are no concerns right now. here south of 195, it will be an easy ride towards dc. or if you are traveling northbound up towards 695. as we check in and look live at the beltway, the northwest corner, here at old court road, no problems whatsoever. you are looking at just an 11 minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. and the beltway will remain clear from parkville all the way up to towson and for those of you using the jfx to get into the city nothing out of the ordinary. the typical 11-minute ride traveling southbound from 695 all the way downtown to fayette
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street. megan over to you. everything is back to normal after reports of a bomb threat at dulles airport last night. official say they searched the daily parking garages and they didn't find anything suspicious. now some arriving flights had to be held away from the gates until everything was clear. 3 minutes after 5. it's been a headache, and an office debate and a punch line until now. we are talking about replacement refs in the nfl. if you didn't stay up for monday nightfootball you will hear about it today and sherrie johnson is here to fill you in. >> reporter: just three weeks until the nfl season and the frustrations over the replacement refs reached a boiling point. coaches players and fans are frustrated with questionable officiating. things came to a head in the seattle green bay game. seattle tried for a game winning hail mary pass that looked like a interception but refs were getting mixed signals. stunning inning hurts the packers record and the very
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integrity of the game. they come from the college level and the indoor arena league. the nfl turned to them after they locked out the regular refs when the contract expired in june. there are a few signs of progress in negotiations and some see little reason for the nfl to cave when fans are filling stadiums and tuning in on tv. new england patriots coach was angry about the calls in the game against the ravens and grabbed a official's arm. >> i am not going to comment about that. you saw the game. what we have 30 penalties called. >> when people change the channel, that's when you will see a change in the approach. >> reporter: lockout created a social media fire storm with some players venting on facebook and twitter and some gabe out commissioner roger goodell's phone number encirnlg fans to contact him. you watched tori smith's performance hours after fining out his brother had been killed in a motorcycle accident and why pretty moved by the story
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or felt sympathy for him and his family. one patriot fan who goes by the twitter name katy brady 12 decided to joke about the passing of smith's brother on twitter. she joked about how the player should call his brother to tell him about the win. well, fans were outraged ray rice tweeted her back and said, you are terrible. and i hope you know the word carma. she had made the twitter account private and online articles are calling her the most hated woman in baltimore. when you head to the polls there's one issue sure to stand out you heard about. the referendum to legalize same sex marriage is going to be on the ballot. and linda so is live and there appears to be a final push with this issue. >> reporter: this is specifically from african americans who oppose same sex marriage in maryland are trying to get voters to get out to the polls and one of the methods is raising controversy. they are sending out
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mailersfeaturing the phrase my mommy is my daddy and my daddy is my mommy so who is my aunt? language that some may find offensive. group called jump the broom for marriages is making calls trying to convince opponents the same sex marriage to make donations and get out the vote. a the leader of the group says it's aiming the message at the african american community. >> we believe if you have if you have the lord's word that states marriage is between a man and a woman. it's a unhealthy lifestyle for our children and it's just not right. >> reporter: and the group is targeting african american communities in baltimore city baltimore county and prince george's county. we are live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. students at coppin state will rock the vote as part of the black caucus national voter registration day. elijah cummings is cohosting the event and delivering the keynote address. it starts at 12:35 and it's happening at the moore library
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quad. a healthy city days kicks off next week and today the mayor is going to tell you about it and will have an announcement on what events to expect. this shows the need for healthier lifestyles in baltimore city. the mayor will be joined by the house commission -- health commissioner and mark sanders who works with ed reed and ray lewis and following the press conference today, west port students will join him in a short workout. healthy cities days from october 1st until october 6th. amtrak hopes to break the speed limit in the northeast corridorch the rail service started to -- corridor. the rail service started to test trains at 165 miles per hour from maryland to massachusetts. all the locations may have one day of regular 160-mile-per- hour service and amtrak says that the tests are needed to perform and improve. they are doing five above what to expect to be the maximum operating speed of 160 miles
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per hour. a stretch of that track is being tested from perryville to wilmington delaware and currently they have a speed of 135 miles per hour. prescription drug abuse with young people in the united states dropped to a record low. that was the case last year. you might be wondering why. doctors do have some ideas. we will tell you what they say and what need to be done to keep this those numbers down. details straight ahead. >> reporter: eight games to play and game and a half behind the yankees. who would have thought it october baseball in baltimore. the o's in the homestretch. reaction coming up in a bit. >> and we are dealing with nor below average -- with another below average start. warmer temperatures are on the way. when it will arrive and how long it will last. >> reporter: everything is up to speed here on 95 at route 152 in bel air. but i will let you know how traffic is shaping up on 695 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. [ woman ] dear chex cereal,
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it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. 11 minutes after 5. thanks for joining us. no one saw this coming. what started as an amazing summer for baseball in baltimore could very likely
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give way to an omazing october. this morning charley is live at camden yards with more on how fans are gearing up for the chance for an autumn play off run. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you. the one way they are certainly gearing up for october baseball. they have not put the orange away just yet. baltimore for the first time in 15 years in a playoff hunt for the major league and american league playoffs set to start in mid-october. here at camden yards offer my holder you might be able to hear it through the microphone. a lot of activity going on inside the gates here at oriole park. crews picking up trash from last night's double-header. the o's split it with toronto but there's heavy equipment noise going on in there. and work being done on the field or in the concourse area of the ball park at camden yards. as for the orioles themselves, they are a game and halfback of the yankees with 8 left to play in the al east also they have a
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game and a half lead on the a's and fans here in the ball park could not be happier about what's going on with baseball and as well as baltimore. let's listen to this. >> energetic. a lot more energetic. fans are into it and people stand up when they need to stand and starting to represent. >> no better place than right here in baltimore. number one. >> reporter: now as we said, number one in the wild card standings a game and a hf ahead of the a's. it's important that -- and a half ahead of the a's. it's important they win the series because if there's a one- game playoff, it would be played right here at camden yards and as far as the odds of baltimore making the playoffs come mid-october, cool standings.com gives baltimore a 92% chance of making the playoffs in a few weeks. megan. >> thanks so much. i like the guy's spirit. the o's taking on the blue jays
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and we have friendly competition. we could use him in the studio. he could be behind jamie. this is jamie he and lauren cook showing off their o's pride in hopes you will pick which one is a bigger fan. we want to know who made up a better cheer. you can find the full videos for each at abc2news.com. vote on your favorites. so lauren you had fun doing that. we will get you to do the same for traffic. >> yeah. >> why not? >> i can't hear it so you will have to do a live version. >> i can do it. >> the voice of summer making us proud. here at the yard there's a crowd we have weeders machato and reynolds and jones swinging away. a few games left but it's very clear that this 2012 season is the orioles year. so please. >> i like it. >> reporter: go and vote abc2news.com. it's to practice that over and over again. but we had a lot of fun making
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it. so me, jamie vote for one of us. we would appreciate it. >> and it's fun to get in the spirit. >> reporter: it is. >> so cheering for the weather right now i know if you liked the crisp cool weather this morning. >> you love the word crisp. >> that's how it is. you feel it in your lungs. >> as you get out in the crisp cool weather, bundle up. we are dealing with dry weather this morning as well. but, there's a caveat in the forecast. i throw you a zinger. we are dry today but the wet weather begins to work et cetera way in here for tomorrow. but let's look on the bright side of things because we need the wet weather. so we will get it on a wednesday. picking up on a whole lot. so enjoy what you are dealing with if you have the aired to run. -- e-rrands to run. temperatures at 52 inwestminster. 42 in frederick and 51 in churchville.
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edgemere 53. denton at 50 right now. and we are at 53 in chesapeake beach. this is what we are looking at the surface. we have high pressure in control of the weather but it will slide off towards the east a little further. and then we will allow for the cold front to move in here as we go into tomorrow. with that, that's what's bringing us a chance for showers. now, we also do have that cold front possibly stalling out as we go into the weekend. so we could be seeing more showers around for the weekend. going to keep you update on that information. but this is what we are working with as we go through early tomorrow morning. and then we will get another round of showers going into the 6:00 commute and coming home from work it could be slick out there. take it easy on the roadways. thursday looks drier and this is your hour by hour forecast as we will see 72 and nice by lunchtime. 75 will be the high for today. and we look at the 7-day forecast and we do have all the birds playing rains and orioles but we have a chance for showers in the forecast. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. have you voted for me yet?
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>> oh, yeah. >> reporter: thank you. well, if of you are traveling throughout fort mchenry tunnel no problems to report. 95 is going to be in great shape and heading to 895, as we pull up a live picture north of child street you will notice not much activity. harbor tunnel is going to be nice and clear. and if you are use the jfx to get into the city, no delays just 11 minutes altogether traveling southbound from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. and here's a live look at the southwest corner of 695. here at wilkins avenue traffic is moving along. no problems traveling from 795 all the way down to 95 and here's what 70 looks like west of the beltway. no problems getting down to columbia pike. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. >> few young adults in the united states are abusing prescription drugs. 1% a drop from last year in prescription drug abuse between 18 and 25. the head of the agency says
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it's good news for the nation because that demographic is a group of people entering the work force beginning college and starting families. he says public education initiatives and an increase in prescription drug monitoring programs may have contributed to the drop as well. last night the best of the best they strapped on the dancing shoes and they hit the dance floor right here on abc2. their version of dancing with the stars. we have the highlights from last night's show and we will show you who we think might be the first star to leave the sharedetails straight ahead they sat down with the ladies of the view. where to catch the interview with the president and the first lady. [ male announcer ] the magic of nature blooms in every seed,
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5:21. for the first time president obama and first lady michelle obama will appear together on "the view at 11 this morning on abc2. mitt romney will make an appearance on the show next month. this is part of the red, white and view series. they do this leading up to election day. dancing with the stars is right back here on abc2. and this is the 15th season and this year they are doing the all stars competing for the
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mirror ball trophy. these dancers won or came very close on seasons in the past where they competed. tonight someone going home. the week one the stars danced the fox trot or cha-cha so stay tuned tonight 8:00 find out which couple is hanging up the dancing shoes first. rumors circulating causing a lot of new concerns this morning. especially for some facebook users. we will tell you about the messages that some say have popped up on the timeline that features thinks they say were meant to be private. and if you are looking for a job or man you want to make extra cash this holiday season, you might want to head over to toys r us. we have details on the positions they are trying to fill for holiday work. we will be right back. okay, team! after age 40, we can start losing muscle --
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case. messages in question were actually old wall posts from before the facebook timeline interfaced was used in the first place. look for extra cash for the holiday season, toys r us are hiring. the toy company is hiring 5,000 more holiday workers this year compared to last year. they plan to add 45,000 temporary employees nationwide. toys r us says the extra help will be around through new years and possibly lead to full- time employment. this is not something that you expect to see floating in the water. stay with us this morning. we will tell you why 150 pound of marijuana was in the ocean and how beachgoers got involved getting the water clean again. plan d known -- plan b called the morning after pill. a district causes controversy this morning for anding ute out without the okay the -- for anding it out without the okay of parents. we will get your thoughts. >> reporter: topping america's pony, back -- money back to
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work on the iphone. the chinese factory with thousands of workers rioted is open. it makes parts and assembles the iphone. and there are indication both american airlines and the pilots want to resume talks and not a moment too soon. the bankrupt airline is canceling many more flights and many of the rest are late. the discover card will refund 200 million dollars to customers to settle charges that pressured card holders into buying extra services. major retailers are planning to hire more temporary workers than last year for the holiday shopping season. 3/4 expect a increase in sales. but even with one of those jobs, it may be harder to bring home the bacon soon. there's a shortage coming for all pork products because of the drought. and that's america's money. i am sonny hoston.
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you're watching the station that works for you "now, good morning maryland. >> same sex marriage in maryland is question six on the ballot. we will show you how a group is trying to rally supporters. >> aid product that is probably in your pantry right now. peanut butter. we have a recall and it's been expanded. what you need to know to make sure you on your family doesn't get sick. and even fair weather fans can't denight magic of the orioles we are live from camden yards with the birds's om azing record. charley is live and good morning and thanks for joining us i ammegan pringle along with lauren cook checking out the roads and lynette charles checking out the weather. how is it looking. >> chilly. >> the second day in a row it feels like fall i guess